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New Additions to Our Civil Rights &
Social Justice Map, and Our
Greenwich Village Historic District 50th
Anniversary Map & Tours -- Artists,
Suffragists, and African-American Leaders


We continue to add scores of historically significant people and sites to our growing Civil Rights and Social Justice Map of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo (www.gvshp.org/civilrightsmap), as well as our Greenwich Village Historic District 50th Anniversary Map and Tour (www.gvshp.org/GVHD50tour).



We just added dozens of new homes of artists to our Greenwich Village Historic District 50th Anniversary Map and Tour, including those of Milton Avery, Alice Turnbull Mason, William Steig (creator of “Shrek”), Maurice Sendak, and Robert Motherwell. We’ve added two new buildings to our “Daytonian in Manhattan” tour, the 1901 Panhard & Levassor Building at 230-232 West 13th Street and Rentz & Lange's 1889 257 West 10th Street, as well as several new additions to our “Transformative Women,” “Social Change Champions,” and “African American History” tours. 

Find out what the contributions of these and nearly 1,000 other history-making individuals were who lived in the Greenwich Village Historic District, on our GVHD50 Map and Tour here.



We also just added several new entries to our Civil Rights & Social Justice Map, particularly focused on those involved with seeking equality and access to the vote for women and African Americans. Learn about Greenwich Villager Henry Highland Garnet, an escaped slave who called for fellow slaves to rise up in rebellion and became the first African-American to address Congress and the U.S. minister to Liberia.  Get to know his wife Sarah Smith Garnet, who founded the Equal Suffrage League, the first organization founded by and dedicated to suffrage for black women, and was the first African-American female principal in the New York City School system. Her father also founded the free black community of Weeksville in Brooklyn, and her sister was the first black female doctor in New York. Find out about the Village’s Shiloh Baptist Church, which served as a stop on the Underground Railroad.  And read about women’s rights advocates Crystal and Max Eastman, Inez Milholland, and Rose Schneiderman. These are just some of the latest additions to our map which now has nearly 200 entries and has been viewed nearly 100,000 times – explore it here.



View other visual aids that GVSHP has created to map the architectural and cultural heritage of Greenwich Village, East Village, and NoHo.

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